AWS Elemental Will Highlight Videon EdgeCaster 4K in Low-Latency Streaming Demo at IBC2019

Our award-winning EdgeCaster 4K edge compute encoder will be central to an ultra-low latency demonstration by AWS Elemental at IBC2019 booth 5.C80. The demo will feature the Videon EdgeCaster interfacing directly with AWS Elemental MediaStore and Amazon Cloudfront to achieve latency of less than 3 seconds of latency, at scale, over public internet connections using HLS and DASH streaming that’s compatible with standard player options.

As an AWS Elemental Technology Partner, we have committed to optimizing HTTP-compatible workflows to achieve outstanding latency results that enable a drastically improved viewing experience for high-profile live events — at scale — at no additional cost. EdgeCaster will be the industry’s first HTTP CMAF streaming encoder to include multiple-bit-rate outputs in support of ultra-low-latency streaming solutions for broadcast, pro AV, and prosumer applications at an industry-leading price point.  Thanks to our partnership with AWS Elemental, EdgeCaster users can easily launch and scale-up live, interactive services and other delay-sensitive applications including esports, sports betting, and live auctions. EdgeCaster addresses the industry-wide problem associated with social, live video interaction and reconnects life’s moments – for example, the technology partnership specifically addresses the issue of spoilers by bringing the latency of live streaming in line with that of broadcast.

EdgeCaster makes live streaming live again by eliminating time-intensive computational processes — transcoding, format repackaging from RTMP to HLS/DASH, and creation of multiple bit rates — in the cloud and instead handling these tasks more efficiently at the network edge. The key to the EdgeCaster’s management of time-laden cloud functions is the intellectual property we developed using Qualcomm® technology. With the processing power of the SnapDragon™chip, the EdgeCaster streams at resolutions up to 4K at 30 FPS using either H.264 or H.265/HEVC compression.

If you’ll be at IBC2019 and you’re looking for low-latency solutions for your workflow or project, click here to schedule a meeting with us!

Videon Products at IBC2019

At IBC2019, Videon will showcase its award-winning EdgeCaster edge compute encoder. Videon’s EdgeCaster is the industry’s first HTTP CMAF streaming encoder that includes multiple-bit-rate outputs in support of ultra-low-latency streaming solutions for broadcast, pro AV, and prosumer applications — at an industry-leading price point.

IBC2019 Highlight: EdgeCaster Ultra-Low Latency Encoder
Videon’s EdgeCaster product is at the forefront of edge computing. The EdgeCaster enables 4K HEVC and H.264 encoded signals as part of an HLS, DASH, and CMAF workflow, while simultaneously creating six different encoded output versions. By performing these functions that are traditionally carried out in the cloud, EdgeCaster enables faster-than-broadcast latency while also reducing the cost of streaming.

The key to the EdgeCaster’s management of time-laden, expensive cloud functions such as transcoding, format repackaging, multiple-bit-rate creation, and other computationally intensive processes is Videon’s intellectual property developed using Qualcomm® technology. With the processing power of the SnapDragon™ chip, the EdgeCaster streams at resolutions up to 4K at 30 FPS using either H.264 or H.265/HEVC compression. The EdgeCaster can also output up to six streams simultaneously, in multiple bit rates and resolutions, using chunked HLS or DASH and still offer the flexibility to take advantage of power over ethernet (PoE).

As an AWS Elemental Technology Partner, Videon’s EdgeCaster interfaces directly to MediaStore and Cloudfront, enabling less than 3 seconds of latency, in scale, over public internet connections using standard HTTP-compatible applications for playback. As a result, EdgeCaster users can easily launch and scale up services — including live, interactive services and other delay-sensitive applications.

In addition to HTTP-based streaming, the EdgeCaster can simultaneously support two additional low-latency formats. Videon’s support for SRT on both encode and decode allows users to stream from building to building or across campuses while achieving latency of less than half a second. EdgeCaster’s robust feature set ensures maximum flexibility by touting three low-latency options ranging from worldwide in three seconds, one second interactive, and less than a second for unparalleled point-to-point streaming.

 

Company Quote:

“By providing ultra-low latency and enabling users to support multiple workflows simultaneously, our EdgeCaster edge compute encoder is transforming the manner in which live events, esports, enterprise connectivity, betting, auctions, and other applications — where video is distributed to audiences across various platforms — achieve social video engagement. Whether for local or global live streaming, Videon’s cost-effective EdgeCaster delivers ultra-low latency by using edge encoding to deliver HTTP CMAF formats with multiple bit rates that bypass the need for costly, time-intensive cloud operations, allowing users to take full advantage of current and future demand for streaming content.”
— Todd Erdley, CEO, Videon

Headshot Link: www.wallstcom.com/Videon/Videon-ToddErdley.jpg

 

Company Overview:

Videon is a world-leading provider of ultra-low-latency, high-resolution, and high-performance streaming solutions that enable users in the prosumer, pro AV, and broadcast markets to simplify streaming workflows and reduce costs. Videon has also partnered with top software brands around the globe to incorporate its technology solutions into millions of devices. Videon actively supports its employees, its community, and the environment by emphasizing the belief that employees should care more about others than they do about themselves.

Videon simply moves media. https://streaming.videon-central.com/

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EdgeCaster significantly reduces latency and cloud service fees while improving the viewer experience.

 

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Carolyn Archambault
Wall Street Communications
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Videon Contact: 
Mary Elder
Corporate Communications Manager
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Email: mary.elder@videon-central.com
Website: streaming.videon-central.com

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Todd Erdley Bio

Todd Erdley, CEO and Founder

Todd Erdley is the CEO and founder of Videon Central, a world-leading provider of ultra low latency, high resolution, and high performance streaming solutions. Videon has provided groundbreaking video technologies with every major technological advancement in video industry for more than twenty years. Many of the technologies that Mr. Erdley envisioned and that Videon developed have been commercially licensed and used in IFE (In-Flight-Entertainment), IVI (In-Vehicle-Infotainment) and CE (Consumer Electronics) products around the globe under some of the most respected Avionics, automobile and CE name brands.

A hallmark of Todd’s leadership style has been his encouragement of Videon employees to explore their ability to become the person they professionally dream of being. This begins with everyone understanding that all Videon employees and roles have equal importance.Todd received BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Penn State. He serves on a multitude of boards and, in his spare time, enjoys cycling the hills of Central Pennsylvania.

 

 

Enabling Low-Latency Interactive Streaming Applications for Worldwide Audiences

For media organizations to launch interactive services that increase audience engagement and grow their subscriber base, it is vital to overcome two significant obstacles: high latency and unsynchronized video.

To date, the conversation around latency has typically focused on the narrow, specific parameters needed to achieve very low latency within a room or between two buildings, primarily in KVM-type applications. That’s not going to change for workflows moving video from one to few, or even one to 1,000 devices. However, what happens when scaling up to send video from one point to half a million viewers all around the world, or more?

Until recently, traditional broadcast has been the only way to reach such an audience. But broadcast infrastructure can be costly to build and limited to a relatively small pool of content providers. The combination of robust cloud services with new streaming formats, encoding technologies, and media player solutions offers a compelling alternative designed to simplify, and perhaps even democratize, the launch of interactive services.

A powerful example of this combination incorporates Videon’s Edge Compute Encoders, AWS Elemental MediaStore and Amazon CloudFront from Amazon Web Services (AWS), and NexPlayer’s Android and iOS player SDKs. Along with CMAF (the Common Media Application Format for segmented media), HLS (HTTP Live Streaming) and MPEG DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP) formats, these technologies from Videon, AWS, and NexPlayer create opportunities to efficiently and effectively scale worldwide, with ultra-low latency.

CMAF is key to this model because it enables video streams to be broken into smaller segments, which supports dramatic reductions in latency. For this reason, we’ve been working with AWS over the past year to test CMAF workflows with AWS Elemental MediaLive and Amazon CloudFront to ensure that our low-cost edge compute encoder works seamlessly with the AWS Cloud to enable low-latency streaming worldwide at scale. We’ve likewise partnered with NexPlayer to ensure its player supports a CMAF, HLS, and DASH workflow. NexPlayer has gone one step further by adding synchronization into the mix, and that element will enable a truly unified interactive live video experience.

Thanks to our work with AWS and NexPlayer, we already have reference customers working with proof-of-concept implementations and planning live deployments. From live auctions to live sports, this new model of synchronized low-latency video delivery at scale will support an array of new, exciting, and profitable use cases.

By the way, you can read the official announcement about our collaboration with AWS and NexPlayer here: https://www.avnetwork.com/news/nexplayer-videon-leverage-aws-for-low-latency-and-synchronized-ott-video-delivery.

Videon CEO Todd Erdley to Present at Expo in Tokyo

Videon CEO Todd Erdley to Present on Low-Cost, Low-Latency Interactive Live Streaming at Video Communications Expo Tokyo

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — July 9, 2019 — In a presentation at the Video Communications Expo (VCOM2019) in Tokyo, Videon founder and CEO Todd Erdley will discuss how recent advances in edge compute encoding technologies are enabling affordable, low-latency, interactive live streaming for a wide range of emerging markets and applications. Leveraging his uniquely rich expertise in pioneering foundational media technologies, Erdley will present “Low-Cost, Low-Latency, Interactive Live Streaming Powered by Edge Encoding” at 3:30 p.m. on July 17 in the Aomi Exhibition Hall.

“For many content producers, high latency and high cost are among the greatest challenges when launching and maintaining profitable live streaming services,” said Erdley. “Radical new technologies and innovative standards are, however, transforming today’s media marketplace, making affordable, low-delay, and easy-to-deploy live streaming over the public internet a reality.”

Erdley’s presentation will offer insight and analysis on current and future markets and will zoom in on use cases in specific new growth areas for affordable low-latency streaming capability, including game shows, live sports, and live auctions. The presentation will also cover the advantages of standards-based CMAF and HLS/DASH encoding and streaming, essential to maintaining quality of service while driving down latency to less than that of a traditional broadcast.

Videon has forged partnerships worldwide over the years with leading semiconductor companies and major OEMs to incorporate its technology solutions into millions of devices. Today, the company’s edge compute encoding solutions, developed as part of the AWS Elemental technology partner network, fulfill a wide range of streaming video application needs, allowing for scaling from small building-to-building deployments to massive viewing audiences. By handling compute-intensive processes at the network edge rather than in the cloud, Videon’s range of encoding solutions reduce video delay to levels below that of conventional television broadcasting.

For over 20 years, Erdley has identified critical market trends, working closely with customers and partners to ensure Videon’s role worldwide as a developer of advanced, future-proof video streaming encoder solutions. Videon’s current focus is working with leading semiconductor and cloud companies to capitalize on emerging market applications of live video streaming and its gradual replacement of traditional broadcast video distribution. Erdley graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering and remains an enthusiastic member of the Penn State community.

Further information about Erdley’s presentation at the Video Communications Expo is available at https://reed-speaker.jp/Conference/201907/cbw/detail/?id=VCOM-S2&lang=jp.

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About Videon
Videon Videon is a world-leading provider of ultra-low latency, high resolution, and high-performance streaming solutions that enable users in the prosumer, pro-AV and broadcast markets to simplify streaming workflows and reduce costs. Videon has also partnered with top software brands around the globe to incorporate its technology solutions into millions of devices. Videon actively supports its employees, its community, and the environment by emphasizing the belief that employees should care more about others than they do about themselves. For more information visit at https://videon-central.com.

All trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

Sergio Epelbaum Transforms Live Surgical Streaming With Sonora

Prensario Magazine recently published a great article about how Sergio Epelbaum, founder of Argentina’s Vision Producciones, has been using Videon’s VersaStreamer to transform live streaming from the operating room during demonstrations at ophthalmological conferences.  Thanks Prensario!  [Read the Prensario article here in Spanish!]

Sergio founded Vision Producciones 25 years ago, and in the beginning, the company specialized in making surgical videos. He since has expanded the company into an award-winning full-service medical production company that does everything from live streaming of surgical procedures to website design and communications programming for medical journals. 

The magazine article showcases Sergio’s work for FacoExtrema, a huge live streaming event that draws thousands of online viewers — more viewers than there are ophthalmologists across Latin America, actually. Sergio puts a team in the OR to film the surgery and then uses a private network connected by antennas to send video to a local viewing area and streams it live for a worldwide audience. 

The Videon platform gives Sergio several critical benefits. For one, it’s a well-made product that’s available at an affordable price point. Because it supports H.264 and acts simultaneously as an encoder and decoder, the platform saves space while reducing bandwidth, cabling, and power requirements.

Sergio’s story is a great example of how advanced encoding solutions are changing live streaming across industries. Check it out!

BlueFrame and Videon Enable Live Streaming Productions

BlueFrame Technology and Videon Team to Enable High-Quality, Cost-Effective Live Streaming Productions

Integration of BlueFrame’s Player Platform and Videon’s Online Video Encoding Platform/RESTful API Greatly Simplifies Remote, Multiuser Production Experience

LEXINGTON, Ky. and STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — June 7, 2019 — BlueFrame Technology and Videon announced today a technology integration aimed at simplifying live video streaming productions involving contributions from multiple sources and remote locations. The integration of Videon’s RESTful API into BlueFrame’s Remote Truck™ distributed production application greatly streamlines the contribution of content from remotely located Videon streaming encoders to the BlueFrame player platform.

Managing the production of a live video stream can require more than one user. BlueFrame’s Remote Truck application works with the company’s Production Truck® end-to-end live streaming technology platform to facilitate distributed production across multiple devices, provide content management, and allow for integration with third-party partners. The integration of Videon’s RESTful API makes it easy to control Videon encoders from Remote Truck simply by choosing a desired stream. Remote Truck then configures the encoder settings automatically.

“Until now, contribution to Production Truck from third-party, remotely-located users required tedious, manual management of broadcast URLs. With the integration of Videon’s RESTful API into our Remote Truck application, BlueFrame customers can now enjoy seamless, high-quality, and cost-effective encoding and contribution to our platform,” said Ben Kant, co-founder and CEO of BlueFrame Technology. “BlueFrame’s clients can also apply 100% of their revenue generated through the platform towards purchases of Videon encoders, making it a smart technical and business decision.”

Videon streaming encoders offer high-quality video encoding with a wide range of video inputs and a broad set of simultaneous streaming outputs that allows for a highly optimized and simplified end-to-end workflow.

“Videon believes that streaming needs to be made easy. The BlueFrame platform provides an incredible level of support and the opportunity for best-in-class streaming,” said Todd Erdley, founder and CEO of Videon. “Integrating the Videon encoder through our RESTful API to the BlueFrame platform ensures that events can easily be streamed in a highly efficient and cost-effective manner.”

At InfoComm 2019, Videon will highlight the technology integration with BlueFrame at its booth, #2580.

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About BlueFrame
BlueFrame Technology is the premier end-to-end video streaming provider servicing over 600 colleges, high schools, and athletic organizations across North America. BlueFrame has official partnerships with national collegiate associations like the NJCAA, NCCAA, and NWAC and also powers full digital video networks for 15 collegiate athletic conferences, including the Western Athletic Conference (NCAA DI) and Southland Conference (NCAA DI), in addition to 10 of the 24 conferences in NCAA Division II. For more information, visit: https://www.blueframetech.com/.

About Videon
Videon is a world-leading provider of ultra-low latency, high-resolution, high-performance streaming solutions that enable users in the prosumer, pro-AV, and broadcast markets to simplify streaming workflows and reduce costs. Videon has also partnered with top software brands around the globe to incorporate its technology solutions into millions of devices. Videon actively supports its employees, its community, and the environment by emphasizing the belief that employees should care more about others than they do about themselves. For more information is available at https://videon-central.com.

All trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.